writes: I'd like to share with you all our newest project, the Pitbull Wallet. This is a project that attempts to solve — or at least, mitigate — two problems at once, the storage of digital wallets and managing passwords. It is a credit card sized device that allows you to store, manage and recall sets of public/private keys — including wallets — and username/passwords. This way you'll have something that while not being exactly a hardcopy, it isn't left around on your PC either, making that data safer from remote hacking. It's something half way between digital and physical. I'd like to invite you all to take a look at the project at the page above and at the IndieGoGo campaign we are running to fund it. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated, as well as any contributions you might consider sharing.Link to Original Source
writes: Most open projects are funded by donations from users all around the globe. The projects set up a Paypal account for donations (I've done it too) and, if they're successful, they will be rewarded with donations from the community. Sometimes they give back a slight token of appreciation. At Onda Technology, we decided to do something a bit different. Instead of expecting donations, we are making available, for the public to be able to acquire, the manuals we wrote. For now, we've released one book about good principles in C++ programming. The book is available through Lulu. More will eventually follow. Although we've not yet released any of our projects, we are gradually doing so. By helping us, you can accelerate the pace and this way you get something more than just a token of our appreciation, you get something useful for yourself or to give to a friend.Link to Original Source
writes: Seems that Pidgin and Adium Users have been left without the ability to connect to the Windows Live Messenger network for some reason. Haven't found any information yet about the problem, but hopefully someone will clarify this for us soon.
writes: Lately I found myself needing a particular device: high resolution touch screens. Such need derives from a particular project I've been involved with. My objective is to add the touch screen as a second screen to my desktop, using a second graphics card, and having two concurrent X sessions running on each screen. In one I would do development and on the touch screen session I'd do the testing. The problem is to find the right hardware for it. There's not a whole lot of information and easily accessible devices on the net. There are a few, some are extremely expensive.
One device I found was the Belinea s.display 5_22, which is an hybrid touch screen/tablet. The device looks very nice in the specs, but the problem is: how well would it work with Linux? After a long time of browsing through the net, I came up empty and the technical support seems to know about their own product less than I do. They couldn't even provide information about what controller was being used or even the USB IDs. I'm still trying to convince them to provide more information about it.
There is also the similar Wacom Cintiq line, but those, besides being only tablet, is also as much as three times more expensive and aim at the graphics professionals.
So, my question to the audience is: What is your experience with this type of devices under Linux and X and which ones would you recommend that are available in Europe?